Last week my rice cooker went to heaven. I plugged it in like any other day to make some plain white rice to go with dinner and it sparked on me pretty good. I jumped and I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat. It blew the circuit and the rice cooker didn’t recover. That thing was good to us for many years. Rest assured, I have a backup, my Instant Pot.
I love my Instant Pot and will never stop trying to convince you that you need one. I promise, they aren’t scary and it won’t explode on you. If you got one for Christmas and haven’t taken the time to open it up and try it, please do. You’ll be so glad you did! This new Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice recipe would be a great one to start with!
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I started with a 5 or 6 quart Instant Pot and a few years later upgraded to the 8 quart Instant Pot. You know I like to always have leftovers so my 5qt was always full to the brim. I was a little frightened when I saw how big the 8 quart one was, but I’ve been super happy with it. Even if it takes up a lot of cabinet space. Rest assured, this recipe can be made in either a 6 or 8 quart with no problems.
If you’re expecting the texture of this fried rice to be like the traditional you’ll be disappointed. It’s more like a chicken casserole bake. It’s delicious though and makes for great leftovers. Need to meal prep? Make this!
Let me also warn you that you MUST rinse your rice really well to get the starch off. If you don’t you’ll for sure have mush.
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